Mosaic intensive course

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The intensive mosaic class is suitable for beginners and whoever wants to approach the wonderful mosaic art for the first time. You will enjoy a unique experience in a real mosaic studio  in Ravenna deep in the green between the city and the sea.

The class is for 10 attendees maximum – beginners. You will learn how to make mosaic art, learning the technique basis of direct technique on lime and the manual cut of the tesserae with traditional tools.

Materials and tools will be provided by Pixel Mosaici and at the end of the class you can take your work home with you.

Classes are taught in Italian, English, French or Spanish and are of two lenght’ choice: weekly 40 hours and weekly 20 hours

There is the possibility of staying at the PIXEL B&B, adjacent to the studio, with course + accommodation packages.

40 hours class

The 40 hours class is from Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm and from 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm.

You will have the chance to learn the fundamental notions about the direct technique on the temporary binder (putty lime) and on final binder: it has to do with ravennate technique mostly used for the antique mosaic (roman and byzantine). You will also learn to manually cut the tesserae that will be composing your mosaic, by using the hammer and the hardietwo tools from the mosaic tradition. Natural materials such as marbles and glass smalti will be used during the class.

During class you will be making two mosaics to bring home with you: a copy of the roman mosaic approx. 30x30cm with direct on lime technique and a copy of the byzantine mosaic approx. 15x15cm using direct technique on concrete

20 hours class

This intensive 20 hours class is from Monday to Friday, half day, in the morning from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm or in the afternoon from 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm. 

You will learn the basis of the direct Ravennate technique on temporary binder  and the manual cut of the tesserae with hammer and hardie. You will use stony materials ( marbles) and smalti  .

During class you will be making mosaic, a copy of a roman or byzantine one,  with direct technique on lime approx 30x30cm big that you will bring home with you.

Suitable for beginners

Learn from scratch how to do mosaic art

Tools and materials included

All materials to be provided by us

focus on direct technique

in depth analysis on Ravenna’s direct technique of roman/byzantine mosaic

Lenght: 40 hours or 20 weekly hours
40 hours schedule: 8 hours per day, Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm.
20 hours schedule: 4 hours per day, Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm or from 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm.
Participants: minimum 1 – maximum 10
Languages available during classes: Italian, English, French, Spanish
Technique: roman/byzantine mosaic with direct technique on lime
40 hours class price: 600 euros
20 hours class price: 380 euros

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    To request more information or to book the 40-hour or 20-hour course, email info@pixelmosaici.com   or fill out the form.

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